Jean-Luc Nancy improvises a lecture on improvisation

September 5, 5pm-8pm at Konstakademien during the exhibition Thinking Through Painting. An improvised lecture on improvisation with the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.

The talk will be followed by an improvisation concert with:
Jean-Luc Nancy (voice)
Jesper Eriksson (saxophone)
Peter Schuback (cello)
Kristoffer Linder (percussion)
Davor Kajfes (piano)

Jean-Luc Nancy has written more than twenty books and hundreds of texts or contributions to volumes, catalogues and journals. His philosophical scope is very broad: from On Kawara to Heidegger, from the sense of the world and the deconstruction of Christianity to the Jena romantics of the Schlegel brothers.Nancy is influenced by philosophers like Jacques Derrida, Georges Bataille and Martin Heidegger. Is most known for La communauté désoeuvrée (translated as The Inoperative Community in 1991), at the same time a work on the question of community and a comment on Bataille. He has also published books on Heidegger, Kant, Hegel and Descartes. One of the main themes in his work is the question of our being together in contemporary society. In Être singulier pluriel (translated as Being Singular Plural in 2000) Nancy deals with the question how we can still speak of a ‘we’ or of a plurality, without transforming this ‘we’ into a substantial and exclusive identity. What are the conditions to speak of a ‘we’ today?

The evening has been made possible through generous support from the Philosophy department and Critical Cultural Theory research at Södertörn University, The Royal Academy and Institut français de Suède.

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Jean-Luc Nancy at the exhibition

Jean-Luc Nancy and Jonatan Habib Engqvist looking at Jan Rydéns work

Jean-Luc Nancy and Jonatan Habib Engqvist looking at some rather odd paintings by Jan Rydén. Please note the camera crew’s microphone peeking in from the side. Photo: Sigrid Sandström

Thinking Through Painting Part 1

Thinking Through Painting Part 1 at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm
Thinking Through Painting Part 1 at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. With work by Jan Rydén, Marc Handelman, Wendy White and Sigrid Sandström.
Thinking Through Painting Part 1 at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Thinking Through Painting Part 1 at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. With work by Jan Rydén, Marc Handelman and Sigrid Sandström.
Pattern recognition (Family resemblances) 2012-2014. Jan Rydéns work at the Thinking Through Painting exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm 23 aug 2014.
Pattern recognition (Family resemblances) 2012-2014. Jan Rydéns work at the Thinking Through Painting exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm 23 aug 2014.

 

Thinking Through Painting

Participants: Kristina Bength, Marc Handelman, David Reed, Jan Rydén, Sigrid Sandström, Wendy White, and curator/theorist Jonatan Habib Engqvist.

Thinking Through Painting consists of Kristina Bength, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Jan Rydén and Sigrid Sandström:

”We want to explore painting as way of thinking and creating meaning. We are interested in the alternation specific to painting between on the one hand concept-based thinking in language, and on the other an embodied mode of thinking through material, space, perception and painting as activity. The project is an on-going investigation since 2009 and encompasses workshops, studio visits, travel, meetings and interviews of other artists who work with painting.”

In the exhibition at the Royal Academy they have asked the three invited American artists and themselves the question: How would you visualize painting as a mode of thinking within your practice? The exhibition is divided into two periods.

After the first period the installation is renegotiated and parts of the exhibition will change.

The Book
In Studio Talks: Thinking Through Painting 2009-2014, the group has transcribed, translated and edited long conversations between the group and several of the artists, theorists and other colleagues that we have met these last four years. Among others, they have spoken to: Fredrik Liew, Kristina Jansson, Monika Marklinger, Håkan Nilsson, David Reed, Håkan Rehnberg, Hanneline Rogeberg, Susanna Slöör and Wendy White. The book also holds essays by Jonna Bornemark, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen and Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback. This book is not only a documentation of Thinking Through Painting, it is the hub around which the exhibition and public talks are activated.
The book will be released in conjunction to the exhibition´s opening and generate a number of seminars and talks during the exhibition period, including artist-talks and an improvised lecture on improvisation with the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.

"Untitled, oil on roll of canvas, mounted on wall and air, dismounted steel easel, dimensions variable depending on mood and point of view" Olja på linneduk, metallstativ, 270 x 256 cm
”Untitled, oil on roll of canvas, mounted on wall and air, dismounted steel easel, dimensions variable depending on mood and point of view”
Olja på linneduk, metallstativ, 270 x 256 cm